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3:00 PM ET, November 14, 2006

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Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft to Add Video Sharing to Zune, Ballmer Says (Update1)  —  Nov. 13 (Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp. plans to add a video-sharing feature to its Zune player and will eventually sell a model that combines the device with a phone, Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer said.
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Installing the Zune... sucked  —  When it comes to the hardware, we're pretty much set; we all now know the Zune inside and out.  But how it interacts with the software, the marketplace, etc. — that's where the magic happens.  Or doesn't.  We really wanted to give the Zune the benefit of the doubt.
James R. Stoup / Apple Matters:
Zune Marketplace's Absurd Pricing Scheme
Discussion: Change Is Good and Hardware 2.0
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Coming Soon via Your TiVo: Internet Video on Television  —  TiVo plans to introduce features that will allow people to use its digital video recorders to watch some video programming from the Internet on their televisions.  —  Until now, TiVo has not been able to tap into the explosion of Web video …
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May Wong / Associated Press:
HOLD FOR RELEASE 12:01 a.m. EST Tuesday.  THIS STORY MAY NOT BE POSTED ONLINE, BROADCAST OR PUBLISHED BEFORE 12:01 a.m. EST.  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - In its ongoing bid to be a central conduit of media, TiVo Inc. plans to broaden its digital video recording service later this year so users …
infinera.com:
Ground-Breaking 100 Gigabit Ethernet Demonstration Across 4,000 Km Live Network  —  Higher-Speed Ethernet Required to Support IP Network Growth  —  A first-ever demonstration of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) technology by a team of industry leaders, including Finisar, Infinera, Internet2 …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Ethernet zooms to 100 Gigabit speeds  —  How fast can data travel over Ethernet?  If you answered 10 Gigabit per second, then you would be off by about 90 gigabits per second.  Infinera, a San Jose, Calif.-based start-up, along with University of California, Santa Cruz …
Discussion: Slashdot
USA Today:
Cable's cellphone service gets in gear  —  More than one year after announcing plans to jump into the cellphone game, the USA's biggest cable TV operators, in partnership with Sprint, finally are starting to launch service.  —  Comcast, the No. 1 cable TV operator, later this month …
Jaime Schopflin / Apple:
Apple Teams Up With Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM & United to Deliver iPod Integration  —  Apple® today announced it is teaming up with Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United to deliver the first seamless integration between iPod® and in-flight entertainment systems.
Federal Trade Commission:
Court Shuts Down Media Motor Spyware Operation  —  Trojan Program Downloaded Spyware, Adware, Porno Pop-Ups to Consumers' Computers  —  A U.S. district court has shut down an operation that secretly downloaded multiple malevolent software programs, including spyware, onto millions …
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Roy Mark / internetnews.com:
Court Shutters Spyware Operation
Discussion: Techdirt
Dennis Rice / GottaBeMobile.com:
Lenovo x60 ThinkPad Tablet PC InkShow Exclusive Interview on GottaBeMobile!  —  Well, we are pretty excited at GottaBeMobile, and we have got some great exclusive video for you!  If you have been following our site for the last week or so, you may have seen several references to a secret mission …
Discussion: Incremental Blogger and jkOnTheRun
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Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com:
GottabeMobile Exclusive Video Review of the Lenovo X60 Thinkpad Tablet PC
Discussion: Office Evolution
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David Berlind / Between the Lines:   The ripple effect of a GPL'd Java will reach far and wide
Business Week:
Q&A with Amanda Congdon  —  The video blogger has parlayed her success into deals with ABC and HBO.  Here's what she has to say about hitting the big time  —  Being un-boomed may be one of the best things to happen to Amanda Congdon since the Internet.  The former host of Rocketboom …
Google:
Google Closes Acquisition of YouTube  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that it has closed its acquisition of YouTube, the consumer media company for people to watch and share original videos.  In connection with the acquisition Google issued an aggregate of 3,217,560 shares …
Ken Belson / New York Times:
With a Dish, Broadband Goes Rural  —  The town of Rindge, N.H., is just 70 miles from Boston, but to telephone and cable companies it might as well be at the end of the earth.  Many of the town's 5,500 residents cannot get broadband Internet access from the providers in the area …
Discussion: Global Nerdy
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Report: Firefox 2.0 Trumps IE7 In Phish-Fighting  —  The newly released Mozilla Firefox 2.0 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 Web browsers both include new technology to help flag and block phishing sites — those authentic-looking Web sites set up by scammers to trick users into entering personal financial information.
Valleywag:
Diller and Zuckerberg get hot and heavy  —  It could be a beautiful relationship.  Autumn and spring.  Barry Diller's InterActiveCorp, which owns Ticketmaster among other properties, is in discussions with Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, the social network for college students.
Discussion: HipMojo.com
 
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Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
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Matt Pace / Compete Blog:
PS3 vs. Wii vs. Xbox 360: PS3 Demand Soaring but Sticker Shock Cometh
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Alex Heaton / Windows Vista Team Blog:
IT Forum Day One: Windows Vista and Windows PowerShell
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Nick / Rough Type:
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Kotaku:
Rumor: Fry's Forcing Mega PS3/Wii Bundles In Store?
Discussion: Tech_Space and Go Nintendo
Jordan Running / Download Squad:
Downloaders Anonymous: My 15 Essential Firefox 2.0 Add-ons
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Neil Patel / Pronet Advertising:
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Discussion: digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Dell To Make Announcement In Second Life
Google:
Google Apps for Your Domain Expands to Include the Start Page for Organizations
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